Jumping Issues...any suggestions ??
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training

Jumping Issues...any suggestions ??

This is a discussion on Jumping Issues...any suggestions ?? within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        01-23-2010, 11:12 AM
      #1
    Foal
    Unhappy Jumping Issues...any suggestions ??

    This thred is all about my jumping issues, and I'm thinking maybe some one has some suggestions and similar problems.

    I started riding at 12 and absolutilly loved jumping.. once I got to actually start jumping I couldn't get enough. I was always asking my coach, "are we jumping today." I had a fall before I even started jumping so I was not so scared I guess. Any way my jumping got better and the fences got higher.

    Then I had my first fall. Ever since then I have been iffy (sp?) about jumping. I had moved to another barn and started riding and leasing a really great horse, to help with my confadence(sp?) I was back jumping about 3 ft when I decited to find a more challenging horse now that I was not as nervous.

    I really enjoyed riding her (the new lease) she was great on the flat She was a younger horse.. But I had a fall off of her and was not able to ride for 6 months (torn PCL in my knee)

    Now as of today.. I still get really nervous jumping, I have been riding for a good 10 years but I feel wierd cause I just can't get over my fear. So I'm In lessons jumping again.. but my nervs get the best of me...

    I just wish I was not so nervous....
    Does anyone else have this issue... ?
    It feels wierd because..I am a pretty advanced rider (not to be taken the wrong way) and it feels wierd not to be able to jump past 2'6" withouth getting nervous.

    And now that I have my own horse, We are starting to jump him, and I'm fine starting out with the basics (cross rails, small verticls) but he really has some potecial to get higher, and I want to be able to jump with him and further his training.

    Sorry for my long message, I hope some one has some advice
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        01-23-2010, 12:39 PM
      #2
    Green Broke
    I would start out slow with a horse that is safe, steady and below your skill so you can push yourself and the horse and not be intimidated before moving up to a challenging horse like you did before. I would think twice before ever getting on a proven horse again. Why take the risk and hurt yourself again.
         
        01-23-2010, 01:47 PM
      #3
    Started
    I'm going to agree with the above post. Ride a been-there-done-that horse for awhile to build your confidence again. Start slow and when you find your limit (say you get nervous jumping 2'....just an example) then do not go over 2' until you WANT to. When you feel yourself WANTING to do something you are probably ready. Push yourself to the limit, but not over the limit. Never let anyone pressure you into doing something you aren't comfortable with. It's not worth losing your confidence even more or getting hurt again.
         
        01-23-2010, 11:31 PM
      #4
    Foal
    There is a tried-and-true SYSTEMATIC approach for overcoming fear as a rider. It is compiled in a book entitled "Move Closer. Stay Longer", written by Dr. Stephanie Burns. Follow it to the letter, and care not what other think and say. It works for all of my students who are struggling with fear in their horsemanship endeavors. All the best to you!
         
        01-24-2010, 01:32 AM
      #5
    Started
    I LOVE that book by Stephanie!! I use those strategies in my personal life and boy does it work. She rocks!
         
        01-24-2010, 01:00 PM
      #6
    Foal
    I suggest just taking it slow. Maybe lease a good ol' steady horse you feel confident on and ride until your nerves go away.

    I started riding when I was 8 and some mysterious circumstance caused me to fear jumping for nine years. I leased a horse last winter and he was so honest that I got my confidence back and now I have a new horse and he's bringing me along so well that I plan on showing Children's Hunter (2'6") this summer. And this time last year, I only trotted 12" crossrails. So no, you're not alone. I know how you feel and I still have wavering confidence.

    Just when you do take lessons, ask for simple thing to be different like putting one side of a top pole down. And if you feel confident, ask for it to go back up. Just let your trainer know that you do have confidence issues and that you're trying you hardest.

    Also, remember that your previous falls were not off your current mount (that is, if its a lesson horse) and trust your horse. If your trainer assigned you that horse, trust your trainer's judgement. They wouldn't do something to throw you off track.

    So good luck in your confidence building and shoot those annoying nerves! Ciao!
         
        01-24-2010, 01:05 PM
      #7
    Foal
    Okay, so I missed your last paragraph about your own horse. Sorry!
         
        01-24-2010, 02:48 PM
      #8
    Foal
    I've gone through this before over a decade ago and have had student who have been the same. What I can suggest is getting on a dead-broke school horse and progress from poles to cross rails to small verticals. My coach right now is the type to kinda just throw you into it though which seems to work as well. I had been doing jumper for years before my 2yr break due to an injury. I came back to start dressage and my coach wouldn't let me continue riding unless I jumped a 2'6", so yeah, had to bite the bullet and go for it. Some people can't handle it, while others like myself felt such relief and proud of myself after the jump. My dressage lesson that day turned into a jumping lesson lol.
         
        01-24-2010, 03:23 PM
      #9
    Green Broke
    I have that EXACT same problem. I have been riding for 6 years now, jumping for 4. And the thing is I am terrified of jumping higher than 80cm. Sorry dunno what that is in feet? Anyway my mare Love Story is pretty new to jumping, but she has amazing potential and can jump up to a metre 30. So its not that my horse can't do it, its more like I can't do it. So what I do is I tell myself "you can do it, you CAN!" and dnt even think, just ride to it. Then Im over it, and think " Wow, that wasnt so bad" Lol
         
        01-24-2010, 03:31 PM
      #10
    Foal
    Thanks everyone!
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    any suggestions Nutty Saddler Horse Grooming 13 07-03-2009 09:46 PM
    X track horse with jumping issues...what to do next? SallyBaby Jumping 16 06-03-2009 10:09 PM
    Think I"m having issues with my jumping position.. Shellbe Horse Riding Critique 22 04-01-2009 02:45 AM
    Help, I need suggestions?!?!? meggymoo Horse Training 13 03-28-2007 08:12 AM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:34 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0